Wintry Hoboken: Looking at the bright side
Hoboken411 reader Meredith shares an interesting viewpoint.
The silver lining to incapacitating snow in Hoboken
“Like most others in town, I’m fed up with this winter. I can’t park my car on the streets; have to walk on treacherous sidewalks and through inches of slush at intersections; deal with constant police action as cars on my street get towed at all hours of the day and night; and, have waited in (at this point) hours of traffic entering and leaving town due to winter-related delays.
One thing, though, has been more pleasant… strangely enough. Just after the holidays I noticed lines at the coffee shop I go to in the morning were a lot shorter.
I thought I was just lucky for a while. I didn’t really wonder why until recently. Then I started seeing a few more parents than usual carrying their kids in papoose-like slings (the way I know I was carried by my own parents back in the 1970’s). That’s when it struck me: the stroller moms are missing!
So, I guess one really nice thing about these treacherous winter conditions is that they do not favor the stroller. The sidewalks are narrow, and all the slush, snow, and ice must do a number on those wheels. Good! I don’t know where all these people are hiding with their kids right now, but I’m enjoying the break. If you are going to carry your kids the old fashioned way, I hope you are out sharing the winter wonderland with the little ones. As for those of you who are holed up inside because your mini-car sized stroller doesn’t fit on Hoboken pedestrian pathways right now, I’ll enjoy not seeing y’all until the spring!”